lemon thyme gin makes 70cl
Such an easy gift to make and so incredibly more-ish. Make sure to save some for yourself.
4 large lemon thyme sprigs, plus extra to decorate 2 strips unwaxed lemon zest 5 tbsp caster sugar 70cl bottle of gin
Wash the lemon thyme and pat it dry with kitchen paper. Place the thyme, lemon zest and sugar into a large, clean, lidded glass bottle or jar. Pour in the gin, making sure the thyme and zest are submerged. Seal the jar and leave in a cool, dark place for 1 week to infuse.
After the seeping time, strain the gin into sterilised gift bottles, adding fresh herbs for decoration, but giving strict instructions for the recipient to remove them within 1 week, to avoid the herb-flavour from overpowering the gin.